How to Make Your Games Popular At Roblox.
While Roblox makes publishing a game easier, getting people to play is another matter entirely. There are many factors that can determine the popularity of your game and we are here to share some of the fastest and most effective ways to attract players.
Make an interesting icon.
Each Roblox game on the Games page has an icon representing the community. This is your chance to make a first impression, so choose a color image that is well-framed and aesthetically pleasing. For help creating your “place” icon, as well as tips on what to do or avoid, please click here.
Add impressive and informative images and videos to your place.
While their icon and title may lead to their first few clicks, the gallery will help them decide to click the "Play" button. While a well-framed standard thumbnail is sufficient, you can also add images created with your favorite image editor or a YouTube video to help really sell it. For more information on this subject, click here.
Make a game that keeps "coming back".
Make as many badges and achievements as possible for your seat and make sure the best ones are hard, or nearly impossible, to earn. Many Roblox users are extreme players, and they don't think they won the game until all achievements are completed and all trophies are earned. Make them work for it. You can also encourage repeat visits using our Dice Pack, which allows users to save their in-game possessions (clothes, coins, weapons, etc.) and continue earning cooler in-game items.
VIP Shirts / Game Passes.
You can sell VIP shirts and Game Passes that will give users special powers in your game. If someone is willing to spend money on the shirt or ironing, they may want to use their accompanying powers more than once.
Forums are an important part of Roblox and keeping the general community up to date with what you are doing with your site can attract a lot of interest. Remember, your job is to build your name as a personal brand. Joining a forum and simply saying “Please play my game” doesn't work as well as joining a forum and saying “I've added some new designs to my house - it looks very different from my last post, check it out.”
Having conversations with people is important. Ask for feedback. You can also explore other social paths: advertise your game on Facebook, Twitter, or showcase some of your new designs on YouTube.
Advertise your game.
Advertising your game on Roblox is a great way to get noticed and an amazing creative outlet. Roblox has two ad systems, user ads and sponsored games, are fantastic ways to get your game seen by people who might otherwise have missed it. There are a limited number of ad slots, so they work on a bidding system. The more you choose to spend on your promotion, the more often it will appear on Roblox.com while users are browsing. But bidding is only half the art - create creative and colorful ads that will catch people's attention. For a more in-depth look at these systems, see the following links:
Advertise your game help articles
Do not give up!
Don't be discouraged as many factors are at play to determine the success of your game. If something doesn't work, try again. And again. Part of the joy of our platform is that you can build the content of your heart. Keep it up and keep trying new things!